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“The Life and Death of a Novelty Christmas Wreath” by Michael Ruocco

Michael Ruocco’s The Life and Death of a Novelty Christmas Wreath is a welcome antidote to the forced cheeriness of most animated holiday films. Ruocco’s decision to keep the wreath in a fixed center-screen position is an especially effective filmmaking choice that generates an unexpected amount of emotion and humor.

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  • GW

    That was funny. Even though it’s a wreath, it has the character of an optimist whose life keeps on going downhill.

  • Michael is a total class act.

  • dbenson

    Dark, but the offscreen reactions are great.